Grad students help hospital with foodservice program

Students hope to bring elements of fine dining to hospital setting.

Aug. 5—The tray with water glass positioned just so, the mashed potatoes in the shape of a flower, the solicitous server hovering to make sure everything is to one's liking.

The patient, meanwhile, wonders just how strong those post-op drugs really were.

In its efforts to make the typical hospital stay a little less dreary, Blake Medical Center in Bradenton reached out to an unlikely bedfellow.

Could the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee help wedge a little more hospitality into the hospital?